View Full Version : Best type of string for arm comfort? Gut?

02-28-2004, 06:05 PM
I was hitting with some poly the other day and noticed some discomfort in my elbow. I just started after a very long break.

I have a set of BDE gut lying around. Would this be the way to go while my arms get used to the pounding again?

Would 66 lbs be too tight?

Oh yah, it'll go in my RETIRED ProStaff 6.1 classic or a MegaAge racquet, while I demo some more racquets.

Thanks. Any other tips appreciated.

02-28-2004, 08:55 PM
Gut is significantly more arm friendly than any other string on the market. It absorbs shock really well. Next up are the soft nylons (synthetic gut). You can also play with tension.

Everyone focuses on rackets, but strings make a big difference.

02-28-2004, 11:22 PM
If you want a cheaper long-term solution, Leoina 66 and 77 are very easy on the arm.

02-29-2004, 05:48 PM
I just need a temporary fix. I think I will go ahead and do an all gut job since i've never done so before. I remember using it in a mix once. Gut lasts much longer then synthetic gut for me.

If I mix gut with poly's, would I put gut in crosses or mains?
or is it better to mix with synthetic gut.

With synthetic gut, i remember putting the gut in mains. But since poly is durable to begin with, i'm not sure if it would go in the mains or crosses.